I am 34.5 weeks pregnant and mostly doing really well. I've been under a lovely endocrinologist throughout my pregnancy who has kept a close eye on my T4 and T3 levels, as well as the essential vitamins and a host of other things.
All my recent blood results have come back good. My Vitamin D, folate and B12 are all top of the range. My ONLY issue is my ferritin keeps dropping and dropping, despite what I think it quite heavy iron supplementation (suspect my little one is pinching it all :-)). Early in my pregnancy my ferritin was 90ng/ml (22-322), but now towards the end it's dropped to 20ng/ml, despite doubling my iron supplements. Considering my low level, I actually feel quite well though. I mean I get tired, but I'm heavily pregnant!
I am not supposed to eat liver while pregnant (though I am not convinced it's unsafe) so I think it has to be supplements.
This is what I am currently taking daily:
-2 x 20mg Terranova Easy Iron Complex (mixed with orange juice and 1g Vit C)
-13mg Metabolics 'Ionic Iron' Liquid Ferrous Sulphate in orange juice
-1 sachet Spatone (5mg) in orange juice
I try to take these away from food and other supplements (and thyroid meds) but it's not easy because I take so many other things.
So guess I'd really like to know if anyone has any advice on what I can do? I imagine once I give birth my levels will come back up, but I don't think it's a good idea to let them drop much more as I could have 6+ weeks to go. And I don't want to end up needing an iron infusion! I am seeing my endo next week so will ask what he suggests, though I have a horrible feeling it'll be lots of tablets with nasty effects on the digestive system!
Hoping someone can help!